It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday shopping season! As holiday decorations line the brisk, festive streets of Chatham County, stores open their doors to early bird shoppers looking to find their treasures a bit earlier this year. Beat the late December crowd when you start your holiday shopping earlier at the best local shops and restaurants in the area.
When it comes to giving gifts, they say that it’s the thought that counts. Make that gift even more thoughtful by assuring that it comes from a local Chatham County vendor! On Saturday, November 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Shop More, Holiday Crafts and Antiques fair will take place at the Oasis, Siler City’s Open Air Market on 131 South Chatham Avenue in Siler City. In celebrating Small Business Saturday in downtown Siler City, you will find many unique gift ideas that those big-box stores will not be able to compete with. Spend the afternoon enjoying the festivities, the music, the shopping and of course, the food trucks!
That’s right; it’s practically Christmas in November. Join Bob and Peggy Mowrey and Hickory Mountain Antiques on Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1921 Hadley Mill Road in Pittsboro for a weekend full of antiqued treasures and charming gifts. After exploring the barn full of antiques, walk through the doors of the country store to find yourself surrounded by handcrafted jewelry, pottery, home décor, signs, Christmas ornaments, jams, honeys, soaps, lotions, woodcrafts and socks. Seeing anything you might like yet?
Don’t forget to treat yourself as well to the featured jam and honey tastings, Christmas cookies, punch and door prizes! The music this year will feature Jessica Lang and Sam Stage, who will be playing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Part of the proceeds from this event will be contributed towards the Fisher House at Fort Bragg. In celebration of Veteran’s Day, there will also be a 10% discount offered to all veterans in the antique barn.
Did you know there are 1,300 mistletoe species worldwide with the United States and Canada being home to more than 30 of them? The Silk Hope Ruritan Club is hosting Mistletoe Magic on November 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Farm Heritage Community Building at 4221 Silk Hope Road in Siler City. This annual shopping day hosts over 40 vendors featuring a plethora of gifts for everyone on your list. Whether you are looking for jewelry, handbags, beauty products, kitchen gadgets, wreaths, handcrafted woodwork or candles, you will be sure to find just what you are looking for!
Admission is free and the Ruritan Club will have food and drinks available for purchase. Door prizes will also be given away throughout the day!
Happy Holly Days to you! On Sunday, November 19 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Chatham County Historic Courthouse will become home to this festive event. Join the Pittsboro Business Association in celebration of this month-long festival to promote historic downtown Pittsboro throughout the Christmas shopping season.
The old-fashioned Christmas celebration will commence on November 19 on Hillsboro Street with the melodic voices of choirs and carolers, the smells of sweet hot chocolate, shopping vendors and a visit from Santa Claus himself! You won’t want to miss the lighting of the 18-foot Christmas tree at the end of the night!
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/777823545754694
Although it may be a bit less of a traditional Christmas shopping experience, the Carolina Women’s Show will be an event you won’t want to miss! From Friday, November 10 at 5 p.m. to Saturday, November 11 at 9 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center, you will be immersed in women’s networking, food and lots of shopping! Explore Chatham County like never before with exhibitors showcasing the very best in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and much more!
Not to forget, there will also be presentations on continuing education, financial planning, wellness, health, beauty and fitness! While you’re shopping, you might as well learn something along the way!